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GOP Congressional Candidate Accidentally Announces Concession Before Polls Close

Ohio Republican Congressional candidate Derek Myers’ campaign mistakenly issued a concession release before voting closed in the state on Tuesday.

The erroneous email stating the concession was received by multiple media outlets, including the Daily Caller News Foundation, at 3:18 p.m. ET. Meyers, one of 11 candidates running for the Republican nomination in the state’s 2nd Congressional District to replace retiring Ohio Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup, is concerned about the incident. There was immediate reaction on social media.

“Attention reporters: Tonight, as we prepare for both possible outcomes, my campaign communications team accidentally sent an email,” Myers said. Posted “Voting will be open until 7:30 p.m. Please ignore this email. Thank you.”

Myers later sent a release explaining how his concession release was sent in error.

“Two emails were prepared for tonight, one declaring victory and one conceding the race. Concession emails are loaded into the media distribution portal as drafts in the event of a loss. “I accidentally clicked the ‘Send Now’ button instead of ‘Draft’,” Myers said in a statement. Posted “The winning email was also drafted, but thankfully it was not sent by mistake. Anyone who works in the field of communications, especially on a helpless night like this, prepares speeches and releases for each outcome. I know it’s not unusual to be prepared. It’s simply good strategy.”

Among the races to be determined in Tuesday’s primary are businessman Bernie Moreno, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan, and Ohio Democratic state Sen. Sherrod Brown. It includes races for Republican candidates to challenge Congress.Moreno is approved by former President Donald Trump and a number of other conservative figures, and by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. I support Dolan.

“Regardless of the outcome tonight, I’m going to be grateful for this journey,” Myers continued. “And yes, the media will receive a release declaring victory or concession some time after the results are announced. Thank you.”

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